Statutory guidance

Integrated care licence condition: guidance for providers of NHS-funded services

Explains what is expected of NHS providers in relation to the integrated care licence condition and where Monitor may take action.

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Integrated care licence condition: guidance for providers of NHS-funded services

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This guidance is for licensed providers of NHS-funded services in England and NHS trusts. It should be read alongside Monitor’s ‘enforcement guidance’.

Monitor’s integrated care licence condition requires NHS providers to not act or behave in a way that would be reasonably regarded as against the interests of people who use healthcare services by being detrimental to enabling:

  • healthcare services being integrated with healthcare services provided by other providers
  • healthcare services being integrated with health-related services or social care services provided by other providers
  • co-operation with other providers of healthcare services

How can Monitor help?

Ask a question or make a complaint

Monitor encourage healthcare providers, commissioners and other interested parties to get in touch if they have any queries or concerns about the integrated care licence condition and how it is likely to apply in particular circumstances.

Complying with Monitor’s requirements

Monitor has published further information to help healthcare providers and commissioners comply with their integrated care obligations.

Enabling better integration of services

Find out more about how healthcare providers and commissioners can enable better integration of care.

Published 27 March 2015